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Are you brave enough? Do you have the balls?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by edgematch, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. edgematch

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    1. Introduction Part
    99% of you are not brave enough. Probably including me. We are scared of making money. That is the reason why some people are just looking for $1000/month or even much less. I am not looking down on all those guys. I have been through that thing for such a long time. It was very hard to make my first $100.

    There are lost of educated friends here having several MA degrees or even PhDs. But this does not count even 1 cent in IM arena. I see lost of people around me making huge loads of money. Some of those guys even hardly graduated from primary/secondary schools. Nope they are not scammers, cheaters. I know that. They just have enough courage to do that thing which will bring them money.

    And you, are you brave enough? Do you see the opportunities in IM? Let's start:

    I started a thread months ago named $5 is enough...EdgeMatch Way !!!. That thread is still hot:). Because it gives a little light on making some money using translated articles. But it was just a beginning. A very small tip.

    Unfortunately almost no one has seen the big opportunity beyond that approach. Funny thing is some guys who know German or French have complained about the quality of the translations which has nothing to do with the concept of the thread. (one native German member says similar stuff in one of the last comments there and promotes his service using my method:p).


    2. Observation Part:

    I have many sites. They are mostly niche based. Some are multilingual. Here are my observations (NO OFFENSE PLEASE):


    • Italian, Spanish or Portuguese speaking markets (Europe and South America countries) suck. Because those countries are POOR. They will only take your time and will not bring enough money for your efforts.
    • Six blogs of mine have all the same content. I monetize them using adsense. They are in Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French and Dutch languages. Italian, Spanish and Portuguese blogs have sometimes more than 500 unique visitors daily while German, French and Dutch blogs hardly hit 100.
    • Italian, Spanish and Portuguese blogs do not make any shit with those 500 visitors due to very low CTR and very very low CPC. German, French and Dutch blogs not all but even one of them makes 3-5 times of the total amount of Italian, Spanish and Portuguese blogs.
    • Because Germans, French, Dutch speaking countries are rich, really rich. (Please include Swedish, Finnish, Danish and Norwegian too.)

    So let's sum up. We have 7 languages where the countries speaking them are rich. They are:

    - German (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, - Do you see how rich they are?)
    - French (France, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Monaco, Belgium)
    - Dutch (Holland)
    - Danish (Denmark)
    - Finnish (Finland)
    - Swedish (Sweden)
    - Norwegian (Norway)

    Please check Wikipedia for detailed info about these countries.

    The observation part is over. Now lets move over the conclusion part.


    3- The Conclusion Part - End of the Game
    Now we know what countries to target. So what? What will we do. The answer: We will do nothing. We will mostly do nothing. 99% will do nothing. Because you will think that you do not know that language. How can you manage a site in another language? How will you be able to know the Sweeden market?

    Anyways, I am writing for the 1%[​IMG]. This is not a $5 method. Surely It will cost you much. So do not think or go for cheap.
    Let me emphasize the facts again guys:


    • Those 7 language country people are human beings like us. They need what we need. Mostly similar habits. Women goes after beauty products, weight loss pills, diet supplements, celeb icons etc.
    • A German speaking country citizen can spend many times more than an American (What do you know about Switzerland?)
    • There is not high numbers of Internet marketeers there (considering us focused on usa)
    • SEO? In those countries? Lol, you can be a king there with your methods that you have learned from BHW.
    • Vast amount of unsaturated niches. Build any site you like on any subject that you think. You will mostly rank it on page #1 much easier than the US market.
    • And there are others which may not be counted one by one. I am leaving those stuff to your imagination and your research.
    So,
    • Have you ever thought of building an authority site in German targeting Switzerland?
    • Have you ever thought of promoting a weight loss clickbank product which is written in German? (There are several nice clickbank products for those 7 languages).
    • Have you ever thought of creating several niche sites in Dutch language?
    • Have you ever imagined what would be if you ......

    That list goes on.

    My experiences:

    • To target those markets, you need to hire good writers. Unfortunately, ugly truth is your 500 words articles may cost more than $10.
    • Funny question: How will you check your articles if you do not know that language? That writer can give you translated texts.
    • Easy answer: Hire at least 2-3 writers who can check also the other's content.
    • Build your sites in that native language. Do not build an English WordPress site with German content in it. Be professional.
    • etc etc...
    I laugh at people people who knows one of those 7 languages (especially German) and who tries to make money targeting USA/Canada/UK markets by building English content driven sites. They are not aware of the treasure they are lying on.


    4- Same Question again:

    Are you brave enough to build a non-English site
    even though you do not know that language

    EDIT:


    1. Some guys are really getting things wrong. I never meant that I hit the money at the first shot. Nope. I am not so much lucky. I am building many sites (you cannot believe that number) till I find a good niche/source of income. I struggle a lot actually.
    2. Do not think that I am making crazy amount of money with this approach. Just some decent amount. But I feel that (as one member commented) I will reach (I pray and I hope) $1k/daily.
     
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  2. lmxftw

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    Got a german site in finance/banking niche :) doing well so far :D

    Thank you for this rant :) now maybe the competition will grow and i'll have to work more :p
     
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    A nice read, is this something you have done yourself and have you found the time and effort worth it?
     
  4. edgematch

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    No I have written that stuff just for the sake of spending some time here...

    PS: (which took my days/hours to organize what to write)
     
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    add Japanese and Korean to the list . My experience .
     
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    Wish it was not Typing Mistake :D

    Well yes i have balls but they are not Germen speaking so thats another Prob
     
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    I've been thinking of doing this myself. Just busy working on other sites at the moment. So I could take an english article translate it in google translate and then maybe pay a German to proof read and correct it? Or is it better to hire a german to write articles from scratch?
     
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  8. edgematch

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    thanks lol. It should have been 500 words. Fixed.
     
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    No I will not add. Why not share your experiences about those markets here or in another thread of yours?
     
  10. TonySe

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    Germans do have money, but they also don't like to spend it on just anything(if you compare to Americans)

    so keep that in mind when you guys try to work out smth with the information given in this thread
     
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    Posted By TonySe
    Thats true, So you need to do a little research, try some offers.

    You can't expect the OP to spoonfeed you
     
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  13. TonySe

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    I don't need to be spoonfed ;) I am from Germany and want people to know about Germans different mindset when it comes to purchase stuff
     
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    To answer your question, no I am not brave enough and I do not have the balls :(.
     
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    Nice write up :)
     
  16. edgematch

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    Yeah. Go on like this. That is why me and some guys here are making money from those German people that you know very well while you sleep. Do you know how your German people are ready to buy things even from those my crappy auto translated sites?

    Listen smart guy, you can even find a woman from an undiscovered tribe, she will be pleased to be beautiful, thin and fancy like any german or american or japan or saudi. So please do not come with BS assumptions.
     
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    This is 100% pure common sense. We are working in a global business! Arbitrage is the key: buy from people poorer than you, sell to people richer than you. Shouldn't we all try to be multilingual or bilingual anyway? It doesn't take a genius to learn the basics of another language. In the meantime, there are plenty of people in Africa and the Caribbean who speak French and Dutch, as well as English. (Not sure if they're good writers, but there's only one way to find out. Once I outsourced to an African Fiverr writer who wasn't bad at all.)
     
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  18. eSanity

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    Thanks Edgematch, I tried your method but because I was utterly stupid I decided to do German instead of Dutch while I'm DUTCH! :p I'll try this again in a Dutch niche.(and failed horribly) Thanks for reminding me Edgematch, I'm going to do this soon in the Dutch niche.
     
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    I really do not know how you come to this conclusion. I have German websites and believe me the competition is no less, and believe it or not, they are no stranger to SEO either.
     
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  20. TonySe

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    I make enough money with other stuff, not really interested in German market